Foreman Electrical / Foreman T D
PPL Corporation - Lancaster, PA

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Decisions are guided by policies, procedures and business plan. This position receives guidance and oversight from manager. Typically does not perform the work being supervised.

Responsible to oversee highly skilled construction, installation, modification and repair of electrical facilities used in an electric utility in a safe, productive manner with high quality by supervising personnel in the electrical trades requiring initiative and sound judgement at all regional electrical facilities. Provides timely, cost effective and reliable service to customers internal and external to the Corporation.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the completion of capital and O&M work within the regions and outside business arenas for all electrical equipment used in an electric utility.
  • Responsible for timely response to storm restoration efforts in the region including round-the-clock responsibility as a Work Location Supervisor to respond and lead crew efforts in restoring PPL facilities to normal operation.
  • Work directly with field and office designers in developing a mutually agreeable design that can be built within the approved hours.
  • Responsible for the application of safe work practices on the job in compliance with the Company’s safety rules and develop a safety awareness on the part of subordinates.
  • Responsible for the development of employees by leading, training, motivating, coaching and counseling employees to satisfy the expectations of their positions.
  • Responsible for cost control through the effective and efficient application of personnel, equipment & materials to provide customer/client satisfaction and to ensure job quality and reliability.
  • Responsible for training and enforcement of the Company’s Safety Rules and Policies, local work procedures, environmental procedures, and follows the energy control process at all times.
  • Responsible for the coordination & scheduling of equipment outages and switching to ensure safety working environments thru constant communication with System Operating, Power Dispatchers. Transmission Control Center and Work Management.
  • Assures the timely completion of all administrative processes such as annual reviews, enforcement of the Labor Agreement, Time & Labor, tailboard documentation, progress reporting, etc.
  • Reviews and communicates with responsible engineering personnel to complete pre-job planning, monitor progress, resolve in progress problems and identify revisions to scope and obtains necessary approvals.

  • Basic Qualifications

  • 5 years experience in electrical or mechanical operations and maintenance.
  • Demonstrated expertise/knowledge of energized and deenergized facilities; switching and tagging procedures; knowledge of training, clearances and working space requirements.
  • A valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record.

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • 3-5 years experience as a journeyman in the linesman trade or 10 years experience in the substation, network, transmission and distribution line facilities.
  • Basic electric theory, identify and analyze trouble in electrical circuits, print reading and moderate computer skills used in the linemen trade and office applications software.
  • Thorough knowledge of safety rules/regulations, energy control process, company policies, work practices and the labor agreement.
  • Supervisory experience with leadership and teamwork skills, communication skills both oral and written.
  • Possess valid Pennsylvania Commercial Drivers License.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity

    PPL is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace - M/F/D/V

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    PPL Corporation (PPL) is an energy and utility holding company, which through its subsidiaries, generates electricity from power plants in...